Obesity Series in The Lancet features articles from NCCOR’s modeling teams

An Obesity Series, released Aug. 26 in The Lancet, features four papers and related commentaries from NCCOR’s Collaborative Obesity Modeling Network (COMNet) modeling teams. COMNet includes teams from both academia and government in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. The following link lists the teams and their members: http://nccor.org/envision/networks_comnet.html Continue reading

NIH releases best practices for combining qualitative and quantitative research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released recommendations or best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. Despite the increased interest in mixed methods research in health fields and at NIH, prior to this report, there was limited guidance to help scientists developing applications for NIH funding that featured mixed methods designs or for the reviewers at NIH who assess the quality of these applications. Continue reading